Ronald Horling

19 October, 194318 April, 2021

Ronald B. Horling, age 77, went to be with his Lord and Savior Sunday, April 18, 2021. Ron was born October 19, 1943 in Grand Rapids to Elmer R. and Doris E. (Van Oort) Horling. He will be deeply missed by his wife of 56 years, Doris; children Melissa (Mark) Stubbs, Joel (Crista) Horling, Jill (John) Buth, and Nathan (Jewel) Horling; grandchildren Tyler and Colt (Megan) Stubbs, Matthew (Becca), Morgan, Kate, and Collin Horling, Koby (Brooke), Mason, and Gerrit Buth, Ely, Prade, Rom, and Hasten Horling.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 22, 2021 at Berean Baptist Church, 1574 Coit NE, Grand Rapids. Relatives and friends may meet Ron’s family Thursday from 1-2 p.m. at church. His family welcomes memories and messages in their guest book online at In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Ron may be made to Berean Baptist Missionary Fund or the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Michigan Chapter.


  • Visitation

    Thursday, 22 April , 2021

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Loretta Twiest

22 April 2021

What great memories we have with you and Ron. Most make us laugh. “Bag lady” Camping, traveling to Glacier, out east, Yellowstone, lost credit card 😳. Wonderful life long friends. But now we cry. Our sorrow not Ron’s. His fight is over and he is with his Heavenly Father who he served faithfully. Now he rests in his heavenly home completely healed. Thankful for you Doris who never gave up in your care for Ron.
Love. Brian and Retta


22 April 2021

Doris, Jimmy Moore let our class know about your loss. Please accept my sympathy and empathy. There is a special grace for those whose loved one's long suffering is over. As sorrow is the price we pay for love, may you find comfort in your memories and know that your grief is a testament to the love you shared.
Dennis Wilcox

Pete,Pat,Philip Pell

20 April 2021

We are thankful for Mr. Horling's faithfulness working in Awana where he led our son,Peter Jay Pell jr to the Lord. Forever thankful, Pete,Pat and Philip Pell